Off the Beaten Track
We're going to lift content from the Daily Campus...Credit where credit's due, article written by new Managing Editor and long-time WHUS Sportscaster Russell Blair:
BREAKING NEWS: Hogan out as UConn President
Hogan resigns, moves on to become president of University of Illinois
By Russell Blair Managing Editor
Published: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Less than three years after taking the office, UConn President Michael J. Hogan has announced his resignation.
Hogan, who took over the post in 2007, replacing Phillip E. Austin, announced in a press release today he was resigning on June 30 to become president of the University of Illinois. “UConn is a wonderful university," Hogan said in the press release. "I’ve made many lifetime friends here, enjoyed working with a top-notch administrative team, and celebrated the many accomplishments of our faculty, students and staff. It’s with a degree of sadness that I’m leaving, but I can do so knowing that we’ve accomplished many of the goals that the Board of Trustees set out for me when I began my term as UConn’s president three years ago.” Officials at the University of Illinois were happy to have Hogan on staff.
"Those of us at Illinois have followed and admired Mike Hogan’s academic career for some time," said Univeristy of Illinois interim President Stanley Ikenberry. "I admire all he has been able to accomplish and look forward to his arrival in Illinois. Mike and Virginia will be welcomed with open arms."
Hogan's three-year term as president is the third shortest in UConn history and the most brief since George A. Works took the office in 1929. UConn's prior president, Austin, served from 1996 to 2007.
According to a story published in January by the Hartford Business Journal, Hogan received a base salary of $577,500 in 2008-2009 and was the 19th highest paid public university president in the country. Other benefits Hogan received included $15,000 for a car, $46,200 in retirement pay, and the use of a house near the UConn campus, the story said.
Prior to coming to UConn, Hogan was the Executive Vice President, Provost and F. Wendell Miller Professor of History at the University of Iowa. He also served on faculty at Ohio State, Stony Brook and the University of Texas.